1811 · Offenbach s/M
Printed note to head of first page of Contrabasso: "cette partie n'est que pour l'execution dans une grande salle."
Labels with "No. 2920" and/or handstamp, "Müller's Leih.Bibl.," to upper wrapper, title, and first pages of accompanying parts; signature "Müller" to title.
Wrappers worn and detached. Uniformly browned; edges soiled, with some crudely trimmed and slightly frayed; lower portion of title stained. First Edition. Göthel p. 35. Constapel p. 198. WorldCat (no copies in the U.S.).
August Herke (ca. 1790-ca. 1848), a violinist, was a friend of Spohr.
"Spohr continued playing this potpourri, written before his 1807-08 concert tour, until the end of his years as a traveling virtuoso-for instance, in London in 1820 and in Paris in 1821. For its themes it uses a Russian folksong and Mozart's 'Là ci darem la mano'... After its publication by André... the potpourri must have been an immediate success." Göthel. (Inventory #: 25973)